A grammar of the Bengali language by Nathamiel Brassey-Halhed-1778
A grammar of the Bengali language
70 × 65 cm.
“First title page of rare books” photographs collection.
Bengali belongs to the easternmost branch, called Aryan or Indo-Iranian, of the Indo-European family of languages. Its direct ancestor is a form of Prakrit or Middle Indo-Aryan which descended from Sanskrit or Old Indo-Aryan. Sanskrit was the spoken as well as the literary language of Aryandom until circa 500 B.C., after which it remained for nearly two thousand years the dominant literary languages as well as the lingua franca among the cultured and the erudite throughout the subcontinent.
Indian- Language and languages
Photograph was laminated by CILS, Mysore. It is procured from Calcutta. Displayed in photograph section.
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